Discover Youngstown

In and around Youngstown

In and around Youngstown

Where art meets nature. The perfect description for West Seattle's Youngstown neighborhood. While just minutes from downtown Seattle, Youngstown is surrounded by parks, a creek with a 4 mile trail, a salmon habitat, a golf course and simple access to the beach and for the brave, the cold water of the Puget Sound at Alki. Local artists of all kinds hone their crafts at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, nature inspires daily at Avalon Glassworks and locally sourced sculptures appear along the Longfellow Creek Trail. Living at Youngstown Flats is an artful experience.


Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Art beyond the frame in just 2 blocks. Dance and musical performances, visual arts, lessons, drum camp, Sustainable West Seattle's tool library and more!


Longfellow Creek Trail: 4 miles of trail alternating between woods, wetlands and city sidewalks. A new entry to the trail is being designed just across the street from Youngstown Flats.

Alki Trail: 5.5 miles of paved trail along Alki Beach, complete with postcard-worthy views of downtown Seattle. Just a short half mile from Youngstown Flats at the West Seattle Bridge.


Camp Long: 68 acres of meadows and wooded trails. Climb on Shurman Rock, rent a cabin for an overnight party, learn from the naturalists or simply walk in peace with the dog.


Pathfinder School: Youngstown kids can attend Pathfinder K-8 School, a sought after Seattle public alternative school that focuses on expeditionary learning.


West Seattle Golf Course: 18 holes with the Seattle skyline as a backdrop. Early tee times are not a problem - the course is an easy walk away.

Get Fit

West Seattle Athletic Club: A 1 block walk to classes, a 3-story climbing wall, a 7-lane pool and a myriad of cardio and weight training options.

Beach it!

Alki Beach: Miles of waterfront boardwalk for biking, in-line skating, walking and running. 2.5 miles of sandy beach with volleyball nets, firepits and swimming (brr!) across the street from local restaurants, bars and shops.

Eat, Sip & Shop

Marination Ma Kai: Hawaiian/Korean inspired tacos! Located right on the water taxi loading dock. Voted America's Best Food Truck by Good Morning America!

The Junction - downtown West Seattle: Locavores delight in West Seattle's bars, restaurants, shops, theater and yes, the best bakery in Seattle.

Uptown Espresso: "Home of the Velvet Foam" and most excellent latte art. Your new just-around-the-corner-coffee shop.

Olympia Pizza and Spaghetti House: Dine in or delivery-pizzas, hot sandwiches and calzones with gluten free dough available.

Pho Aroma: Comfort food, Vietnamese style. Get your fix-pho or banh mi. Or both!

Cactus - Alki Beach: Roll up garage doors, fire pit and mouthwatering margaritas. Oh, and a sunset view of the Olympic Mountains.

Spud Fish & Chips - Alki Beach: This Seattle fish and chips institution got its start on Alki Beach way back in 1935.


Delridge Playfield + Skate Park: 2 blocks to tennis + basketball courts, wading pool, soccer and baseball fields, state of the art lacrosse fields, a playground and a new 13,000 sf skate park.


Skylark Cafe Club: A 2 block walk for live music, a pint or even Sunday brunch complete with cartoons.

Around a fire pit on Alki Beach: s'mores optional.

Luna Park Cafe: a West Seattle favorite for all day breakfast and milkshakes, plus a jukebox!

Pearls Tea and Coffee: Featuring bubble tea in an eclectic, homey atmosphere.

Getting Around

Change your perspective on commuting. Pick from a boat, a bike or a bus!

2 wheels: Youngstown Flats is right on West Seattle's commuter bike route to downtown. From here it is an easy, flat 2.7 mile ride to Starbucks HQ or 4 miles to downtown.

4 wheels: Pick from METRO, Rapid Ride (arriving just up the hill in the fall of 2012) routes. Or, drive your own 4 wheels across the West Seattle Bridge - immediate access from our parking garage means you can be downtown in minutes.

No wheels: Take to the water and leave the roadways behind. The West Seattle Water Taxi makes commuting into a daily vacation.